Amy Coleman | Owner, Director, Choreographer
Amy successfully juggles the role of Director, Choreographer, Teacher and Entrepreneur. As the owner and director of Steppin’ Out Dance Studio, Inc., she has produced, directed and choreographed countless number of shows, including spring revues, musicals, pageant production numbers and many special events. Amy s dream of Steppin’ Out became a reality at the early age of 23 and she runs one of the most successful studios in the upstate. She started her first year in business in 1993 with 84 students and it has flourished to nearly 500 students. Amy continues her dance education by traveling to dance master classes and workshops. Mrs. Coleman has performed all across the United States, including New York, New Jersey, Las Vegas, Disney World, Disney Land, Las Vegas, Chicago and Seattle to name a few. She has also studied and performed with leading choreographers in the industry such as three time Tony Award Winner Thommie Walsh, Scott Benson, Barry Youngblood, Joe Tremaine, Mia Michaels and Jackie Sleight. She has toured nationally with Danny Hoctor’s Dance Caravan for four tours and was the official choreographer for the Miss South Carolina pageant for four years. Other credits include 1994 Miss Berea, featured dancer in the 1991 Citrus Bowl Halftime Show and choreographed for the Miss Anderson Scholarship Pageant for 6 years. Amy has also choreographed the Anderson Senior Follies since 2007. To add to her credentials, Amy is a professional model with Millie Lewis Modeling Agency and captured first runner up in the Millie Lewis Model of the Year Competition in 2014.
Quincy DelColletti | Ballet, Pointe, P.A.T. Pack
Quincy hails from Indiana, and got her start in dancing at the age of three. She received her bachelor’s degree in Education and Dance, with an emphasis in ballet and modern, from Indiana State University. She trained at several studios, as well as with the Indianapolis Ballet Theater. She taught ballet, modern, lyrical and Broadway for 10 years at a local Indiana studio and various dance classes at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic College. She has directed and choreographed numerous musicals at the school, amateur and professional level. She has choreographed and directed multiple productions of the Nutcracker ballet, and choreographed for both the Miss Indiana pageant and Indiana Special Olympics opening ceremonies. Currently, she is director of the Gifted and Talented Drama programs at McCants and Glenview Middle Schools and directed recently at Project Challenge Playhouse.
Jaz Isom | Tumbling
Jaz started tumbling at the end of his sophomore year in high school and during his junior and senior year, he joined the Acrobatics team in the private high school he attended, Mount Pisgah Academy. There he learned various ways to tumble, stunt, and condition. After he graduated from high school, he coached gymnastics at Electric City Gymnastics where he first learned how to coach basic tumbling skills as well as bars and a little vaulting and trampoline. After working there a few months, he acquired a job at Palmetto Cheer and Tumble. There, his job was mainly to coach tumbling. Over the years he increased his learning of the physics of the body and could start coaching and spotting in various ways throughout all levels. He was even certified through all tumbling levels through United States All Star Federation, which is a national cheerleading association involved in competitions and certification of all types of competitive cheerleading gyms. Jaz also increased his knowledge of the cheerleading sport all around and has coached different aspects of cheer: stunting, tossing, choreography, jumps, and strength and flexibility. Through guidance from other successful coaches and advice from Debbie Love, Jaz has an all-round knowledge of the sport. He has also helped coach tumbling to students who take on the art of dancing and worked closely with the instructor to make the student perform in the most attractive of ways. Currently, he is adding tricking to his coaching repertoire and aspires to add break dancing as well.
Jakeia Stribling | Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, P.A.T. Pack
Jakeia has been teaching at Steppin’ Out since 2004, where she has made her mark with her unique hip hop style. She has self-choreographed solo dances and was named dance captain for the Miss T.L. Hanna Pageant in 2005. She studied with top jazz and hip hop instructors from Los Angeles including Allison Faulk, Dave Carter, Tine D’Amato, Mia Michaels and Jackie Sleight. She is the choreographer for P.A.T. PACK and won an “Outstanding Choreography” award at the regional Nexstar Dance Competition in 2013. Jakeia has an associates degree in Business Management and is a proud mom to son Elisha.
Cheyenne Vernon | Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz, P.A.T. Pack
Cheyenne has 19 years of experience in ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, lyrical and hip hop. All of which have been with Steppin’ out. She started dancing at the age of three, became an assistant at 13 and an instructor at 18. She has been the recipient of Steppin’ Out’s Diamond award, Most Dedicated award, the Patricia B. Sanders passion award and the 2005 yearly scholarship winner. Cheyenne has studied under top choreographers such as Lindley Mayer, Jackie Sleight, Chris Judd , Gil Duldalao. Mark Meismer, Laurie Ann Gibson, Wade Robson, Dave Scott, Desmond Richardson, Travis Wall, Ivan Koumaev, Tyce diorio, Mia Michaels , Ray Leeper , and Brian Freedman. She performed at Disney World, Wedding Festivals and at the Baby Shower Expo in May 2013 as the character “Snoozles” with the “Shushybye live! Tour”. She was also a contestant in the 2011 Miss Anderson County Pageant. Cheyenne graduated with a Business Management degree from Tri-County Technical College in 2013. She is a nanny outside of the studio which allows her to constantly teach and love children.
Shelby Williams | T.W.I.R.L., Tap, Lyrical, P.A.T. Pack
Shelby has been involved with dance for most of her life, starting at the age of two. She has taken jazz, lyrical, contemporary and ballet, but considers tap her true love. She danced competitively for 14 years, winning numerous awards for jazz and lyrical. Currently, she teaches preschool dance, jazz and tap at Steppin’ Out Dance Studio. Shelby is a proud graduate of Westside High School and just obtained her RN degree from Greenville Technical College.
Dennis Adams | Ballroom
Dennis Adams and has been teaching ballroom dance lessons in and around Anderson for 20 years. Now don’t get all of the ideas of ballroom being dressy and fancy. Dennis teaches for social, casual dancing. No showcases or competitions! He’ll inspire you to get yourself up out of your recliners and get a little physical and mental exercise. There are opportunities to practice and use what you learn in Anderson and Greenville. And he’ll teach you skills you can use at parties, weddings and on most cruises. Dennis teaches waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha, rumba, swing (similar to shag), tango, mambo/salsa and bolero.